Monday 11th December 2023
In the following editorial,I am observing each of the Book Cover Art specifically and speculating or trying to understand what they be signifying.
Lets Start with the Bloomsbury Adult Edition
Now, the most prominent feature is the Locket of Salazar Slytherin, which is proved by the "S" symbol enraved with green emerald/diamond. Though many wouldn't have noticed but this locket dates back to chapter "The Noble and the Most ancient house of Black" in Order of the Phoenix.
This is the same locket for which they crusade to the cave and find the fake horcrux. According to the book, the original locket was taken away by R.A.B. who is speculated to be Regulus Arcturus Black. But now, it clearly specifies that the book is obviously about horcruxes and that the locket is still to come in the light.
*Many of us including me had assumed that it has been successfully destroyed by RAB but it isn't confirmed in the books so its something we have to wait for.*
Next we come to Bloomsbury Children Edition
This cover is something i am extremely curious about. My first impression was that this must be a 'not-so-important' event of the book. If you look back at all the Uk bookcovers till now, they haven't been much revealing about the story, *Harry in front of hogwarts express...In ford Anglia...on buckbeak...Hungarian horntail...Phoenix pic...Fire Shielding from Inferi...* Of course they are not negligible events, but they dont link directly to the story as such, but American ones do (which I will discuss later).
Now, the startling thing I noticed is that if u zoom on Harry's right shoulder,
you can see an house elf holding Godric Gryffindor's sword.
" OH MY GOD! What on earth is Dobby doing holding Godric's Sword and with the
trio?" This was my reaction when I noticed it for the first time.
First of all, I guess the trio are in some adventure...and then Dobby comes to
rescue them or something. But one more thing that we can argue on is why a
treasure? Whose is it? Why is it there? Well, there can be a possibility that an
horcrux might be hidden inside Gringotts?
Stressing on the Treasure point, why do they look so utterly horrified in there?
I wont be terrorized by Gold. Will you?
Bloomsbury Back cover is up next
Hogwarts castle with light glowing at all rooms clearly tells us that the school
will re-open again!
Now lets turn towards American Editions
This is the Hardback edition.
Spectacular isn't it? No i am not talking about the beauty of the art, i am rther trying to focus on something invisible both Harry and Voldemort are trying to reach.
But before that, lets try to visualise the background. Its no
wonder a face-to-face scene/duel between Harry and 'Dark-Lord' In some place
like a Colosseum (a fighting arcade).
Lets move to the very Recent Deluxe Cover
Now this is something very very revealing...
This Dragon reminds me of Hungarian horntail...what about you?
If you remember, at the end of half blood prince, we were told that the trio will go to burrow and from there set out for godric's hollow which is supposedly a village. Now, where can they get a hungarian horntail from? Does Charlie Weasley come into your mind? Oh yes, he is a dragon keeper and ofcourse will be attending Bill and Fleur's Wedding. So I guess the trio gets the Dragon somehow from Charlie.
The sunset is really picturesque and leaves us again with many head-breaking questions!
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